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I'm here to tell you to stop using the

word look repeatedly there are many more

alternatives and depending on the

context I will help you to choose the

right one this lesson is intended to

help you enrich your vocabulary and

sound more like a native English speaker

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know the difference between glare and

glance what about the difference between

looking and seeing for a native English

speaker these words are different

although I know it is complicated for an

english learner ok let's learn some new

words that replace the word look

for instance if we glare at someone we

usually show them that we are angry

because we often frown and have a dark

look on our faces

people may glare at us when we do

something they disagree with

for example Georgie glared at her dad

every time he asked her to tidy up her

room she gave me such an icy glare I

almost froze

don't glare at me like that you deserve

to be scolded

okay let's continue however when we

glance we take a quick look at something

but we don't concentrate on it for too

long usually that happens when we don't

want people to know we're seeing

something or someone so we look at it in

a natural way but without making it

self-evident examples during a meeting

Jim glanced at the clock on the wall we

fell in love at first glance he could

tell at a glance something was wrong

with her

we can also replace the word look with

the expression to catch a glimpse when

we catch a glimpse we barely see

something we see it for a brief time as

it goes by quickly

examples

millions of people have gathered to

catch a glimpse of her royal majesty

did you catch a glimpse of that

beautiful woman who just walked by

we were hoping to catch a glimpse of the

superstar

let's continue with to see when you see

something or someone it means you

discerned visually you're aware of your

surroundings using your eyes examples

I've got something in my eye and I can't

see properly

I saw Tom this morning have you seen

your brother lately

okay so when do we use the word look

unlike seeing looking is active we

direct our eyes to see or we physically

make an effort to see something we

usually look quickly and for a shorter

time examples

look there's my dad look at all these

beautiful flowers

he looked at me and laughed

look over there there's a rainbow that's

it for today next week you will learn

some new ways to replace the word look

now let's continue with a mini story

awesome now let's practice with a short

question-and-answer exercise which is a

method that I use in my English courses

sometimes I call it a conversation

simulator because you practice your

English like in the real conversation

here's how it works

I give you information and ask simple

questions after each question there is a

pause where you can answer after the

pause I give you a correct answer for

you to compare are you ready let's go

when Tina was a teenager she fell in

love with their rock star

was Tina a man

no no Tina wasn't a man she was a

teenager

did she hate a rock star

no she didn't hate a rock star she fell

in love with her rock star

she loved a rock star right

yes one tina was a teenager she fell in

love with her rock star

was she an all-lady when she fell in

love

no she wasn't an old lady when she fell

in love she fell in love when she was a

teenager

one day she caught a glimpse of her

favorite rock singer named Jason

did she catch anything

yes she caught a glimpse

did she count a glimpse of an animal

no no she didn't catch a glimpse of an

animal she caught a glimpse of someone

was it a country singer she saw

no it wasn't a country singer she saw a

rock star

was he her favorite rock star

yes he was her favorite rock star Jason

was her favorite star

the first time tina saw him was love at

first glance

did Tina see him for the second time

no no Tina didn't see him for the second

time she saw him for the first time

was she repulsed when she saw him

no she wasn't repulsed she fell in love

with him

was it love at second glance

no it was love at first glance on

Valentine's Day

a friend of Tina's said look isn't that

your favorite rock star

did Tina's friends say anything

yes Tina's friend said something

did Tina's friend say anything on Black

Friday

no no she didn't say it on Black Friday

she said something on Valentine's Day

was Tina's supposed to look somewhere

yes Tina was supposed to look and see

her favorite star

when Tina realized it was only a joke

she frowned and glared at her friend

did Tina realize it was only a lie

no no Tina didn't realize that she

realized it was only a joke

was Tina's friend lying or joking

Tina's friend wasn't lying she only made

an innocent joke

who frowned at glared Tina's friend

no no not Tina's friend Tina was the one

who frowned and glared and her friend

perfect it's the end of this mini story

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